The sun was just beginning to drop behind the horizon as Miriam stepped out of the woods and onto the cabin's walkway. Xavier sat on the porch step kicking at his makeshift sword that lay on the ground before him. He didn't look up as she approached, just continued muttering to himself.
Joshua's face reflected off his sword as he wiped his rag back and forth across its edge. "You are more than conquerors through your king, who has loved you and chosen you." Xavier's young voice reading the words from the book rang in Joshua's ears. How could a king that he had never met make … Continue reading The Reluctant Warrior [Day 13]
It is really hard for me to watch others walk through that valley, knowing that there really isn't much that I can do to help them. And it makes me want to give up hope.
Fear not, little flock, for it is your king's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Sir Leo, you have served me faithfully for many years, and I would like to honor you for that service today. Ask what you will of me.
"Your majesty, news has just arrived from the stables. It seems that Sir Gavitt's horse has arrived back. Unfortunately, Summit came in without a rider." Leo watched King Avir's face for any signs of reaction. He wasn't sure what to expect. In all his years of service to the First King, he had never witnessed … Continue reading Back to the Stables [Day 9]
More than half of his life had been spent in loyal service to the First King. He had poured hours into training and studying, and for what? As the saying goes, 'All glory to the King.' Leo was not the king, and King Avir did not seem willing to share any of his glory with him.
This is Xavier. He has been entrusted to us for safekeeping.
Seth's mind was awhirl with questions. Dropping the letter to his lap, he brushed aside the blanket, expecting to find the book that the letter had spoken of. But instead--
Could these really be the ones to whom King Avir was entrusting his new realm?